[SATLUG] Video Cards
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 11:45:24 CDT 2009
Borries Demeler wrote:
>> ed wrote:
>>> Hm. Nice article, but the author appeared to try to find any excuse to
>>> push/save ATI. Not a bad thing -- I used to be that way myself, until I
>>> had my first experience with an nVidia card under Linux. It was like
>>> night and day, and I'm not talking 5 years ago -- I'm talking now, like
>>> in the last year. I'm more at home using nVidia installation and driver
>>> packages in both legacy and current cards than I ever was with ATI, and
>>> the output quality seems so much better to me. I'm there...
>> I agree that nVidia does a better job right now, but there is one other issue to
>> consider. If there isn't a precompiled driver for your distro, you have to
>> build your own. For me, that's not a big issue, but it might be for others.
> While nVIDIA does provide some precompiled drivers, on every kernel I ever ran
> I had to compile it myself. Ditto for ATI, so not much of a difference there
> as far as I am concerned.
That's true, but its one reason why Linux still has a problem with general
acceptance with non-techie computer users. I think Ubuntu and maybe RedHat have
created a work around if you stay with the standard install/update process, but
in general its a problem.
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